(AVEPM) Schwabe Symposium at CRWAD

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"Making Sense of the world around us - Methods in observational research"
A Symposium Honoring the Professional Legacy of Dr. Ian Dohoo

The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AVEPM) is pleased to announce the program for the 2012 Schwabe Symposium honoring the lifetime professional achievements of Dr. Ian Dohoo. This symposium will be held in Chicago on December 2, 2012 at the Chicago Marriott, Downtown Magnificent Mile, just prior to the opening of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases.  CRWAD Program. Please make plans to join us for this important event. 

No registration or fees are required to attend. All are welcome.

Make your hotel sleeping room reservation under the CRWAD group name to get the special CRWAD group rate at this link.

Further information about the Schwabe Symposium will be posted at the AVEPM website.

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Program – Schwabe Symposium, Sunday, December 2, 2012, Chicago Marriott Hotel, Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois

"Making Sense of the world around us - Methods in observational research"

11:30 am – Light buffet lunch for attendees

12:30 pm – Introductory Remarks from Hollis Erb:

12:40 Title: “The Framework - Making causal inferences from observational studies.”
Wayne Martin, Professor Emeritus, Ontario Veterinary College

1:15 Title: “The Data - Sources and validation .”
Ulf Emanuelson, Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

1:50 Title: “The Analysis - Where are we and where are we going?
Henrik Stryhn, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Atlantic Veterinary College

2:25 Break and Refreshments

2:55 Title: “The Synthesis - Meta-analysis of observational research .”
Annette O’Connor, Professor, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

3:30 Title: “The reporting - Guidelines for observational studies in veterinary medicine .”
Jan Sargeant, Professor, Ontario Veterinary College

Keynote address:

4:05 Title: “Bias - Is it a problem and what should we do?.”
Ian Dohoo, Professor Emeritus, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island

4:50 Closing comments

6:00 – 8:00 pm CRWAD Researchers Reception and Poster Session I Viewing


The Calvin W. Schwabe Award is presented annually by the AVEPM. Previous recipients include Drs. Calvin W. Schwabe, Robert K. Anderson, James H. Steele, S. Wayne Martin, Clive C. Gay, David W. Hird, Hollis N. Erb, Preben W. Willeberg, and Dale Hancock. The Schwabe Award honors lifetime achievement in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine.

The 2012 honoree is: Dr. Ian Dohoo, Professor of Epidemiology in the Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Schwabe Award bronze

2012 Calvin W. Schwabe Award recipient Dr. Ian Dohoo photo for Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) Dr. Ian Dohoo is a Professor Emeritus of epidemiology at the University of Prince Edward Island and the immediate past-Director of the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research (www.upei.ca/cver). His extensive publication and graduate student supervision records, combined with authorship of the leading graduate level text in the field (Veterinary Epidemiologic Research – www.upei.ca/ver), have established his reputation as a leading international figure in veterinary epidemiology and population-based health research. He is recognized as an excellent teacher both locally and internationally and is frequently involved in the delivery of high level post-graduate courses around the world. He has served as President of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and has received numerous teaching and research awards. In 2005 he was one of four veterinarians in Canada elected as an inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary Veterinary Medical Doctorate by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and in 2012, an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Guelph.


For additional information about AVEPM and the Schwabe Symposium please visit the AVEPM web site.

Please visit the CRWAD web site for more information about this conference which is an exceptional showcase for veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine, and other animal health related topics.

In order to ensure that you receive the CRWAD special group sleeping room rate, participants should place their hotel sleeping room reservations at the following custom site by no later than November 9:
CRWAD Group Rate Sleeping Room Reservations Web site.